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ACerS Committees

Executive Committee

  • President:                Sylvia Johnson / NASA (retired)
  • President-elect:       Tatsuki Ohji / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Past President:        Michael Alexander / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • Treasurer:                Stephen Houseman / Harrop Industries, Inc.
  • Executive Director:  Mark Mecklenborg,  / ACerS

Board of Directors

  • Mario Affatigato / Coe College
  • Kevin Fox / Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Dana Goski / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • John Kieffer / University of Michigan
  • Lynnette Madsen / National Science Foundation
  • Sanjay Mathur / University of Cologne
  • Martha Mecartney / University of California, Irvine
  • Gregory Rohrer / Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jingyang Wang / Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research
  • Stephen Freiman, Parliamentarian / Freiman Consulting, Inc.

Finance Committee

  • Stephen Houseman, Chair / Harrop Industries, Inc.
  • Sylvia Johnson / NASA (retired)
  • Tatsuki Ohji / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Mario Affatigato / Coe College
  • Dana Goski / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • Daniel Lease / WT Holdings, LLC

Past Presidents Council

  • James Johnson, 1973 /
  • Lyle Holmes, 1977 /
  • John Wachtman, 1978 /
  • Dale Niesz, 1987-88 /
  • William Rhodes, 1988-89 /
  • William Payne, 1989-90 /
  • Robert Eagan, 1990-91 /
  • Dennis Readey, 1991-92 /
  • David Johnson, 1994-95 / Bell Laboratories (retired)
  • Delbert Day, 1995-96 / Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • Carol Jantzen, 1996-97 / Savannah River National Laboratory
  • James McCauley, 1997-98 /
  • Steven Freiman, 1998-99 / Freiman Consulting, Inc.
  • Paul Becher, 1999-00 / Oak Ridge National Lab (retired)
  • Robert Oxnard, 2000-01 / Maryland Refractories
  • James Houseman, 2001-02 / Harrop Industries. Inc.
  • Gary Messing, 2002-03 / Pennsylvania State University
  • Kathryn Logan, 2003-04 / Virginia Tech
  • John Marra, 2004-05 / US Department of Energy-Office of Environmental Management
  • Katherine Faber, 2006-07 / California Institute of Technology
  • L. David Pye, 2007-08 / Alfred University, Empire State Glassworks LLC
  • John Kaniuk, 2008-09 /
  • Edwin Fuller, 2009-10 / North Carolina State University
  • Marina Pascucci, 2010-11 / CeraNova Corporation
  • George Wicks, 2011-12 / Applied Research Center
  • Richard Brow, 2012-13 / Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • David Green, 2013-14 / Pennsylvania State University
  • Kathleen Richardson, 2014-15 / University of Central Florida
  • Mrityunjay Singh, 2015-16 / Ohio Aerospace Institute
  • William Lee, 2016-17 / Imperial College London
  • Michael Alexander, 2017-18 / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.

Nominating Committee

  • 2018-19: Michael Alexander, Chair / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • 2016-19: Kristen Brosnan / GE Global Research
  • 2018-19: Tolou Shokhufar / University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2016-19: Paolo Colombo / Università di Padova
  • 2017-20: Geoff Brennecka / Colorado School of Mines
  • 2017-20: Shibin Jiang / AdValue Technology LLC
  • 2017-20: Dileep Singh / Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2018-21: Keith Bowman / University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • 2018-21: Martin Harmer / Lehigh University
  • 2018-21: Klaus-Markus Peters / Fireline, Inc.

Publications Committee

  • 2016-20: David Poerschke, Chair 2018-20 / University of Minnesota
  • 2015-19: Susan Sinnott / Pennsylvania State University
  • 2015-19: Ram Devanathan / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 2016-20: Kathleen Cissel / Air Force Research Lab
  • 2017-21: Fei Chen / Wuhan University of Technology
  • 2017-21: Rick Ubic / Boise State University
  • 2018-22: Bikramjit Basu / IISc Bangalore
  • 2018-22: Peter Kroll / University of Texas at Arlington

Book Publishing Sub-Committee

  • 2016-19: Jake Amoroso / Savannah River National Laboratory
  • 2016-19: Eva Hemmer / University of Ottawa
  • 2016-19: Janet Callahan / Michigan Technological University
  • 2017-20: Bikramjit Basu / IISc Bangalore
  • 2017-20: Ed Gorzkowski / Naval Research Labs
  • 2018-21: Gurpreet Singh / Kansas State University

Meetings Committee

  • 2015-19: Rodney Trice, Chair 2018-19 / Purdue University
  • 2016-19: Joseph Fernando / Unifrax LLC
  • 2017-20: C-W Kim / Mo-Sci Corporation
  • 2018-21: Josh Pelletier / Imerys Aluminates
  • 2016-19: Monica Ferraris / Politecnico di Torino - DISAT
  • 2017-20: Shen Dillon / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2018-21: Taylor Sparks / University of Utah

Member Services Committee

  • 2014-19: Kristin Breder, Chair 2017-19 / Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials
  • 2015-19: Maria Juenger / University of Texas - Austin
  • 2016-20: Kim Kurtis / Georgia Tech
  • 2017-21: Valerie Wiesner / NASA Glenn Research Center
  • 2018-22: Lisa Rueschhoff / Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 2018-22: Thomas Fischer / University of Cologne

Bulletin Editorial Advisory Board

  • 2017-20: Kang Lee, Chair 2018-19 / NASA Glenn Research Center
  • 2016-19: Thomas Fischer / University of Cologne
  • 2016-19: Chunlei Wan / Tsinghua University
  • 2017-20: Fei Chen / Wuhan University of Technology
  • 2018-21: Daryl Butt / University of Utah
  • 2018-24: Michael Cinibulk / Air Force Research Laboratory

Distinguished Life Members Sub-Committee

  • 2018-19: David Johnson, Chair 2018-19 / Bell Laboratories (retired)
  • 2015-20: George Wicks / Applied Research Center
  • 2016-21: Martin Harmer / Lehigh University
  • 2017-22: James Houseman / Harrop Industries, Inc.
  • 2018-23: Marina Pascucci / CeraNova Corporation

Panel of Fellows Sub-Committee

  • 2016-19: Ed Fuller, Chair 2018-19 / North Carolina State University
  • 2016-19: Ed Fuller, Art, Archaeology & Conservation Science Division / North Carolina State University
  • 2017-20: Karren More, Basic Science Division / Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2018-2021: Julian Jones, Bioceramics Division / Imperial College London
  • 2015-21: David Lange, Cements Division / University of Illinois
  • 2006-21: Amar Bhalla, Electronics Division / University of Texas at San Antonio
  • 2015-21: Dileep Singh, Engineering Ceramics Division / Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2016-19: Jackie Johnson, Glass & Optical Materials Division / University of Tennessee Space Institute
  • 2015-21: Bill Carty, Manufacturing Division / Alfred University
  • 2018-21: Yutai Katoh, Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division / Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2010-19: Jeff Smith, Refractory Ceramics Division / Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • 2017-20: Geoff Brennecka, Education and Professional Development Council / Colorado School of Mines

Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee

  • 2017-2019: Shen Dillon, Chair 2018-19 / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2018-2020: Keith Bowman, Chair-elect / University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • 2017-2019: Susan Sinnott, Past Chair / Pennsylvania State University
  • 2017-2019: Kristen Brosnan / GE Global Research
  • 2017-2020: Mark Davis / SCHOTT North America, Inc.
  • 2017-2020: Katherine Faber / California Institute of Technology
  • 2017-2021: Javier Garay / University of California Riverside
  • 2017-2021: Qiang Fu / Corning Incorporated
  • 2017-2022: Sossina Haile / Northwestern University
  • 2018-2023: Ryan McCarty / Stanford University
  • 2018-2023: Veena Tikare / Sandia National Laboratories
  • 2017-2019: Theresa Davey, PCSA / Tohoku University
  • 2017-2019: Arnaud Ndayishimiye, GGRN / ICMCB - CNRS
  • 2018-2019: Keith Bowman, Liaison to Multi-Society Diversity Council / University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Society Awards Committee

  • 2017-19: Manabu Fukushima, Chair 2018-2019 / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • 2018-20: Monica Ferraris / Politecnico di Torino - DISAT

Orton Memorial Lecture Sub-Committee

  • 2016-19: Paolo Colombo, Chair 2018-19 /Università di Padova
  • 2017-20: Subhash Risbud / University of California, Davis
  • 2018-21: Gary Messing / Pennsylvania State University

Ross Coffin Purdy Award Sub-Committee

  • 2014-19: Carol Handwerker, Chair 2018-19 / Purdue University
  • 2015-20: Toshihiro Ishikawa / Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi
  • 2016-21: Julian Jones / Imperial College London
  • 2017-22: Haiyan Wang / Purdue University
  • 2018-23: Kathleen Richardson / University of Central Florida

John Jeppson Award Sub-Committee

  • 2016-19: Kristen Brosnan, Chair 2018-19 / GE Global Research Center
  • 2016-19: Edgar Lara-Curzio / Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2016-19: Kristen Breder / Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials
  • 2017-20: Hisayuki Suematsu / Nagaoka University of Technology
  • 2017-20: Josh Pelletier / Imerys Aluminates
  • 2017-20: Julie Schoenung / University of California - Irvine
  • 2018-21: Beth Opila / University of Virginia
  • 2018-21: Jill Glass /
  • 2018-21: Yanchun Zhou / Aerospace Research Institute of Materials & Processing Technology

Coble Award Sub-Committee

  • 2014-19: David Peeler, Chair 2018-19 / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 2015-20: Evelyn De Liso / DeLumiere Materials Consulting
  • 2016-21: Jon Binner / University of Birmingham
  • 2017-22: Wataru Sakamoto / Nagoya University
  • 2018-23: Charles Lewinsohn / CoorsTek, Inc.

Frontiers of Science & Society Rustum Roy Lecture Sub-Committee

  • 2016-19: Helen Chan, Chair 2018-19 / Lehigh University
  • 2017-20: Bruce Dunn / University of California Los Angeles
  • 2018-21: Greg Rohrer / Carnegie Mellon University

W. David Kingery Award Sub-Committee

  • 2016-19: Martha Mecartney, Chair 2018-19 / University of California, Irvine
  • 2016-19: Dietmar Koch / DLR – German Aerospace Center
  • 2017-20: Zhengyi Fu / Wuhan University of Technology
  • 2017-20: Nobuhito Imanaka / Osaka University
  • 2018-21: Carolina Tallon / Virginia Tech
  • 2018-21: Bikramjit Basu / IISc Bangalore

Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award Sub-Committee

  • 2016-19: Rick Ubic, Chair 2018-19 / Boise State University
  • 2016-19: Yu Zhong / Saint-Gobain
  • 2017-20: Pelegia (Perena) Gouma / The Ohio State University
  • 2017-20: Kathy Lu / Virginia Tech
  • 2018-19: Per Eklund / Linkoping University
  • 2018-19: Ricardo Castro / University of California, Davis

Richard M. Fulrath Awards Sub-Committee

  • 2014-19: Jonathan Salem, Chair 2017-19 / NASA GRC
  • 2015-20: Koji Watari / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • 2016-21: Susan Troiler-McKinstry / Pennsylvania State University
  • 2017-22: Andrew Gyekenyesi / Ohio Aerospace Institute
  • 2018-23: Kiyoshi Shimamura / National Institute for Materials Science

Corporate Environmental Achievement Award Sub-Committee

  • 2016-19: Nancy Bunt, Chair 2018-19 / Imerys Aluminates
  • 2017-20: Thomas Webster / Northeastern University
  • 2018-21: Kristin Breder / Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials

Corporate Technical Achievement Award Sub-Committee

  • 2016-19: Don Bray, chair 2018-19 /
  • 2017-20: Cheol-woon (C-W) Kim / Mo-Sci Corporation
  • 2018-21: Reinhard Lenk / CeramTec GmbH

Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Lectures Committee

  • 2016-19: John Ballato, Chair 2018-19 / Clemson University
  • 2017-20: Himanshu Jain / Lehigh University
  • 2018-19: Laeticia Petit / Tempere University of Technology

Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award Committee

  • 2018-19:  Charmayne Lonergan, Chair / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 2018-19:  Kristin Breder / Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials
  • 2018-19:  Eva Hemmer / University of Ottawa

Medal for Advancement in Ceramic Research and Technology Award Committee

  • 2015-19: Vijay Jain, Chair 2018-19 / Savannah River Remediation LLC
  • 2015-20: Shibin Jiang / Advalue Technology LLC
  • 2016-21: Clive Randall / Pennsylvania State University
  • 2017-22: Alexander Michaelis / Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies & Systems IKTS
  • 2018-23: Stuart Hampshire / University of Limerick

Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award Committee

  • 2015-19: Michael Halbig, Chair 2017-19 / NASA Glenn Research Center
  • 2015-19: Young-Wook Kim / University of Seoul
  • 2015-19: Junichi Tatami / Yokohama National University
  • 2017-21: Jingyang Wang / Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research
  • 2017-21: Rajiv Asthana / University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • 2018-19:  Takaaki Tsurumi, 2019 PACRIM Chair / Tokyo Institute of Technology

Global Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee

  • 2018-19: Dana Goski, Chair / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • 2017-19: Robert Vassen / Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH
  • 2017-20: Jow-Lay Huang / National Cheng Kung University
  • 2017-21: Roger Narayan / North Carolina State University
  • 2018-22: William Lee / Imperial College London

Navrotsky Award for Experimental Thermodynamics of Solids Sub-Committee

  • 2018-19: Beth Opila, Chair / University of Virginia
  • 2018-20: Geetu Sharma / University of California, Davis
  • 2018-21: Trudy Kriven / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2018-22: Shmuel Hayuns / Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • 2018-23: Hans Seifert / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Strategic Planning & Emerging Opportunities Committee

  • 2018-19: Tatsuki Ohji, Chair, President-elect /
  • 2018-20: David Poerschke, Publications Committee Chair / University of Minnesota
  • 2018-19: Rodney Trice, Meetings Committee Chair / Purdue University
  • 2017-19: Kristin Breder, Member Services Committee Chair / Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials
  • 2016-19: Theresa Davey, Member / Tohoku University
  • 2016-19: Krista Grayson, Member / Mo-Sci Corporation
  • 2016-19: Lisa Rueschhoff, Member / Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 2017-20: Kelley Wilkerson, Member / Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • 2018-21: Valerie Wiesner, Member / NASA Glenn Research Center
  • 2018-21: Eva Hemmer, Member / University of Ottawa

Material Advantage Committee

  • Marissa Reigel / Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Valerie Wiesner / NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Edmund Moore / United State Air Force
  • R. Allen Kimel /

ABET Representatives

  • Janet Callahan / Michigan Technological University
  • Harrie Stevens / Alfred University (retired)
  • Bill Mullins / U.S. Navy
  • Alix Clare / New York State College of Ceramics
  • William Hammetter /
  • Grant Norton /

Young Professionals Network

  • Charmayne Lonergan, Co-chair / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Kathleen Cissel, Co-chair  / UES at Air Force Research Lab

Education and Professional Development Council

  • Marissa Reigel / Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Janet Callahan / Michigan Technological University

Humanitarian Activities Network

  • Ian Nettleship, Co-chair / University of Pittsburgh
  • Clive Randall, Co-chair / Pennsylvania State University

Presidents Council of Student Advisers

  • Scott McCormack, Chair / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kimiko Nakajima, Communications Committee Chair / University of California, Davis
  • Christopher Kassner, Outreach Committee Co-chair / University of Virginia
  • Peter Meisenheimer, Outreach Committee Co-chair / University of Michigan
  • Michael Walden, Programming Committee Chair / Colorado School of Mines
  • Adrianna Lupercio, Recruitment Committee Chair / Boise State University
  • Tyler Grant, External Partnership Committee Chair / University of Virginia